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|firstappearance=[[Esteemsters]]
 
|firstappearance=[[Esteemsters]]
 
|lastappearance=[[Is It College Yet?]]
 
|lastappearance=[[Is It College Yet?]]
|voicedby=[[Janie Mertz]] <br/>
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|voicedby=[[Janie Mertz]]
 
|episodecount= 42 (2 non-speaking) <br> 2 TV movies  
 
|episodecount= 42 (2 non-speaking) <br> 2 TV movies  
 
|gender=Female
 
|gender=Female
|age=16-18
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|age=15-17
 
|occupation=Student at [[Lawndale High]]
 
|occupation=Student at [[Lawndale High]]
 
|family= [[Tom Griffin]] (father)  <br/> [[Linda Griffin]] (mother) <br/> [[Chris Griffin]] (brother) <br/> [[Sam Griffin]] (brother) <br/>  
 
|family= [[Tom Griffin]] (father)  <br/> [[Linda Griffin]] (mother) <br/> [[Chris Griffin]] (brother) <br/> [[Sam Griffin]] (brother) <br/>  
 
|significantother=
 
|significantother=
 
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{{quote|Actually, I believe Brent, ''my'' date, may be a ''little'' more popular than [yours]. Not that it matters.|"[[Just Add Water]]"}}
 
  
 
==Early Sandi==
 
==Early Sandi==
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For years, she had a cat called [[Fluffy]].
 
For years, she had a cat called [[Fluffy]].
  
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==Relationship with Quinn==
 
==Relationship with Quinn==
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Sandi is the self-appointed ruler of small but influential clique, the Fashion Club, and is the group's undisputed queen bee&mdash;until the arrival of [[Quinn Morgendorffer]], that is. Sandi is intensely jealous of Quinn's greater popularity and cuteness, and is always trying to one-up her, usually with a thin smile and very unconvincing politeness. Sandi often bullies the members of the Fashion Club into doing things her way, and delights in pointing out "obvious" flaws in Quinn's dress, plans, lifestyle, or family, to which Quinn usually replies with a shaky, "Oh, Sandi! Of ''course'' not..." followed by a statement that she ''really'' meant to say or do something that agreed completely with what Sandi thinks.
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[[Image:SandiVSQuinn.jpg|thumb|250px|left|A rare moment of ''upfront'' hostility ("Daria Dance Party")]]
 
[[Image:SandiVSQuinn.jpg|thumb|250px|left|A rare moment of ''upfront'' hostility ("Daria Dance Party")]]
  
Sandi is the self-appointed ruler of small but influential clique, the Fashion Club, and is the group's undisputed queen bee&mdash;until the arrival of [[Quinn Morgendorffer]], that is. Initially, she seemed friendly to Quinn and almost immediately made her the VP of the Fashion Club. It wasn't long, however, before Sandi became intensely jealous of Quinn's greater popularity and cuteness (starting at "[[Too Cute]]").
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Sandi frequently tries to deflate Quinn's popularity and often well-meaning suggestions.  She recruits the remaining Fashion Club members to oppose Quinn's plans by playing against their insecurities and leaving them no choice but to follow suit.  For the most part, Sandi's vengeance is usually quelled by Quinn's remarkable good fortune and incurable popularity. In the episode "Daria Dance Party," Sandi deliberately abandons Quinn when she volunteers the Fashion Club as the leaders of the school dance committee (due to a "traumatic" event in her preteens when she became overwhelmed with planning a dance; in response to this, her mother told her that "to volunteer is to say 'use me'"). Instead, Sandi plans an unsupervised house party on the very same night, tempting guests to attend with promises of free pizza, a big screen television, and an outdoor hot tub.  The plot is foiled, however, when the boys invited to Sandi's party make a hasty exit after discovering that Quinn will not be attending. Similarly, in the episode "Just Add Water," Sandi delights in the opportunity to publicly humiliate Quinn by speculating and gossiping about the possibility of Quinn being stood up by her date, Marco, "the talcum powder model." This plan, too, backfires, as Quinn feigns strength and independence and Sandi is eventually dumped by her date, Brent.
 
 
She is always trying to one-up Quinn, usually with a thin smile and very unconvincing politeness. Sandi often bullies the members of the Fashion Club into doing things her way, and delights in pointing out "obvious" flaws in Quinn's dress, plans, lifestyle, or family, to which Quinn usually replies with a shaky, "Oh, Sandi! Of ''course'' not..." followed by a statement that she ''really'' meant to say or do something that agreed completely with what Sandi thinks. Quinn, meanwhile, tried to launch a ''coup'' against Sandi when she wasn't present for a March meeting of the Fashion Club; she asked the others if they thought Sandi was a good president and suggested she'd tried to "set them up" with her fashion claims, but quickly backtracked when Stacy and Tiffany said they thought Sandi was a good prez. ("[[The Daria Diaries]]") Sandi, for her part, smiles with glee when Quinn is humiliated in "[[Fair Enough]]".
 
  
Sandi frequently tries to deflate Quinn's popularity and often well-meaning suggestions. She recruits the remaining Fashion Club members to oppose Quinn's plans by playing against their insecurities and leaving them no choice but to follow suit.  For the most part, Sandi's vengeance is usually quelled by Quinn's remarkable good fortune and incurable popularity.  In the episode "Daria Dance Party," Sandi deliberately abandons Quinn when she volunteers the Fashion Club as the leaders of the school dance committee (due to a "traumatic" event in her preteens when she became overwhelmed with planning a dance; in response to this, her mother told her that "to volunteer is to say 'use me'"). Instead, Sandi plans an unsupervised house party on the very same night, tempting guests to attend with promises of free pizza, a big screen television, and an outdoor hot tub. The plot is foiled, however, when the boys invited to Sandi's party make a hasty exit after discovering that Quinn will not be attending. Similarly, in the episode "[[Just Add Water]]", Sandi delights in the opportunity to publicly humiliate Quinn by speculating and gossiping about the possibility of Quinn being stood up by her date, Marco, "the talcum powder model." This plan, too, backfires, as Quinn feigns strength and independence and Sandi is eventually dumped by her date, Brent.
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Although Sandi and Quinn are often at odds, there is a measure of sincerity in their friendship. When Sandi unexpectedly gains weight in "[[Fat Like Me]]," she withdraws from the Fashion Club out of embarrassment and shame. In an attempt to kill Quinn's chances of succeeding as Fashion Club President, Sandi manipulates Quinn into surrendering her position as Vice President, supposedly "out of respect for [their] friendship." Although flustered, Quinn continually visits and cares for Sandi, eventually encouraging her to follow a strict routine of diet and exercise so that she can return to her normal weight. Quinn's motives aren't entirely pure, however, as [[Daria Morgendorffer|Daria]] points out that Sandi's weight gain could place a depreciating value on Quinn's social status. Regardless of motive, Sandi is moved to tears by Quinn's kindness, and the two girls declare their love and appreciation of one another. At the end of the episode, Sandi has mostly returned to her normal vindictive self, only slightly changed by her experience—but she never afterward speaks ill of Quinn or treats her badly.
  
[[Image:SandiQuinn_fatlike.jpg|thumb|250px|right|An even rarer moment of true friendship ("Fat Like Me")]]
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A running gag throughout the series is Sandi's consistent outing of Quinn's family in public places. Quinn, who is embarrassed and reluctant to admit any relation to her parents or older sister Daria, will often downplay their existence or their family ties.
 
 
Although Sandi and Quinn are often at odds, there is a measure of sincerity in their friendship. When Sandi unexpectedly gains weight in "[[Fat Like Me]]," she withdraws from the Fashion Club out of embarrassment and shame. In an attempt to kill Quinn's chances of succeeding as Fashion Club President, Sandi manipulates Quinn into surrendering her position as Vice President, supposedly "out of respect for [their] friendship." Although flustered, Quinn continually visits and cares for Sandi, and is the only club member who is actually bothered Sandi has gone. When Quinn decides to help Sandi lose weight and come back to school, Sandi is driven to tears by this act of kindness,  and the two girls declare their love and appreciation of one another. (She never find out that [[Daria Morgendorffer|Daria]] tricked Quinn into doing it by inventing a threat to her popularity) At the end of the episode, Sandi has mostly returned to her normal vindictive self, only slightly changed by her experience—but she never afterward speaks ill of Quinn or treats her badly.
 
 
 
"Fat Like Me" also has the club backing Quinn over Sandi - something that Sandi swiftly concedes. This is the first time she's been challenged and she looks quite worried about it.
 
 
 
A running gag throughout the series is Sandi's consistent outing of Quinn's family in public places. Quinn, who is embarrassed and reluctant to admit any relation to her parents or older sister Daria, will often downplay their existence or their family ties. When Quinn finally admitted they were sisters in "[[Lucky Strike]]" and it turned out everyone else had figured it out, Sandi was left stunned.
 
  
 
==Position Within the Fashion Club==
 
==Position Within the Fashion Club==
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[[Image:griffinhome.jpg|thumb|300px|The Griffins' home in Lawndale]]
 
[[Image:griffinhome.jpg|thumb|300px|The Griffins' home in Lawndale]]
  
On the "[[Selective Soulmate]]" [https://web.archive.org/web/20070519063244/http://www.mtv.com:80/onair/daria/fashionclub/digitaldating/ website], Sandi claims her cousin works for the FBI.
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==Status at Series End==
 
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As the series went on, however, Quinn began to challenge Sandi's authority in the group, and although Sandi still held the reins tightly at the end of the series, there were indications that Quinn no longer valued her Fashion Club membership, and she may have inspired the insecure [[Stacy Rowe]] to defect as well. The series ended the entire fashion club taking an indefinite sabbatical, though despite no longer being a formal club, they continued to be friends. What happened beyond this was never revealed.
==Status from S5 onwards==
 
In the fifth series, Quinn began to challenge Sandi's authority in the group more openly and successfully, and there were indications that Quinn no longer valued her Fashion Club membership; the insecure [[Stacy Rowe]] also started to stand up to Sandi, possibly inspired by Quinn. "Fat Like Me" saw Stacy support one of Quinn's challenges; "Lucky Strike" had Quinn stand up to Sandi over Daria's substitute teaching, with Stacy (and Tiffany) deliberately undercutting Sandi's subsequent attempt to shame her for being related to Daria; and "[[Life in the Past Lane]]" had Stacy work with Upchuck despite Sandi's dispproval, and even get a dig in at her. In each case, Sandi backed down rather than continue the fight.
 
 
 
The MTV "[[Selective Soulmate|Fashion Club Guide to Digital Dating]]" website revealed that Sandi has to look outside of Lawndale to find dates, due to "a completely undeserved reputation for paranoia and viciousness. When I find out who's behind those rumors I will skin them alive."
 
 
 
"[[Is It College Yet?]]" had Sandi lose her voice due to a viral infection, which Stacy believed was due to ''her'' wishing Sandi would shut up. Despite Stacy's terror of Sandi finding out and her desire to placate her, when Sandi gave her a list of tasks to make up for it, Stacy refused. This started a wave of Fashion Club members taking indefinite sabbaticals, and in the face of that Sandi claimed that she too had been thinking of doing that ''anyway''. Despite no longer being a formal club, they continued to be friends and hang out talking about fashion anyway...
 
  
 
==Fanfic Stereotypes==
 
==Fanfic Stereotypes==
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===Bitch Sandi===
 
===Bitch Sandi===
Sandi Griffin's less engaging behaviors often lead her to be pegged in fanfic as a four-star power-hungry bitch. Sympathetic portrayals of her are not common. [[Kara Wild]]'s "[[Outvoted]]" and "[[Quinnicitis]]" are excellent examples. In [[Wouter]]'s Dariarotica story "[[Party at Lindy's]]" when Quinn is imagining her friends in sexual situations, she depicts Sandi as the kind of person who would probably like rough sex, because of her bossy nature. In that same story Sandi is seen telling in detail about her, alleged, sexual encounters to a severely emberassed Quinn taking delight into making Quinn feel uncomfortable. Although in the lunchroom scene where Quinn gives her friends an unwilling carte-blanche into her erotic encounter, Sandi is seen with a look of pure disbelieve on her face. And in "[[Through a Webcam Lens Darkly]]" Sandi is all too happy to place a webcam in Quinn's room so that her brothers can peek in on her. When Sam asks why she went along with it because of she and Quinn are supposed to be friends, Sandi replied by saying that she had her own reasons and left it at that.
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Sandi Griffin's less engaging behaviors often lead her to be pegged in fanfic as a four-star power-hungry bitch. Sympathetic portrayals of her are not common. [[Kara Wild]]'s "[[Outvoted]]" and "[[Quinnicitis]]" are excellent examples. In [[Wouter]]'s Dariarotica story "[[Party at Lindy's]]" when Quinn is imagining her friends in sexual situations, she depicts Sandi as the kind of person who would probably like rough sex, because of her bossy nature. In that same story Sandi is seen telling in detail about her, alleged, sexual encounters to a severely emberassed Quinn taking delight into making Quinn feel uncomfortable. And in [[Through a webcam lens darkly]] Sandi is all too happy to place a webcam in Quinn's room so that her brothers can peek in on her. When Sam asks why she went along with it because of she and Quinn are supposed to be friends, Sandi replied by saying that she had her own reasons and left it at that.
  
 
===Redeemed Sandi===
 
===Redeemed Sandi===
Fanfiction occasionally depicts a Sandi Griffin who seeks redemption for her various sins. A "Redeemed Sandi" has usually passed through horrifying experiences, not always as a result of her own actions, and is at or near the bottom of her life, emotionally and spiritually. One fanfic writer who has embraced this concept is [[Brother Grimace]]; many of his fanfics, most notably "[[It's All About Respect]]" and "[[The Devil in Miss Morgendorffer]]," make extensive use of this plot device. Sandis who have been transformed by suffering, either self-caused or accidentally, appear in [[Kara Wild]]'s [[Driven Wild Universe]], [[Richard Lobinske]]'s [[Falling Into College]] series, [[Canadibrit]]'s [[The Look Alike Series]], and [[TAG]]'s "[[Winter in Hell]]," "[[Nine Point Oh]]," and "[[When the Torrent of That Time Comes Pouring Back]]." In recent episodes of [[Legion of Lawndale Heroes]], events seem to indicate that Sandi is taking a similar turn for the better. A more toned down version of Redeemed Sandi appears in Wouter's comic "[[A Tight situation]]" where her briefing Stacy about conducting "Serious research is of great value for any future fashion club" shows that she already is putting in some effort to make sure that the Fashion club she was president of would continue to help out others once she graduates. In that same story, after Stacy finishes her report Sandi applauds her fellow club member and asks Quinn and Tiffany to join in. In "[[Dinner at Tiffany's]]" Sandi at first dumps her date on Tiffany but is genuinely concerned and angry when finding out about Robert having taken her on a "Cheerleader date" (A kind of date where getting laid is the sole purpose.) and blushes furiously when Robert tells her on why it all went astray.
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Fanfiction occasionally depicts a Sandi Griffin who seeks redemption for her various sins. A "Redeemed Sandi" has usually passed through horrifying experiences, not always as a result of her own actions, and is at or near the bottom of her life, emotionally and spiritually. One fanfic writer who has embraced this concept is [[Brother Grimace]]; many of his fanfics, most notably "[[It's All About Respect]]" and "[[The Devil in Miss Morgendorffer]]," make extensive use of this plot device. Sandis who have been transformed by suffering, either self-caused or accidentally, appear in [[Kara Wild]]'s [[Driven Wild Universe]], [[Richard Lobinske]]'s [[Falling Into College]] series, [[Canadibrit]]'s [[The Look Alike Series]], and [[TAG]]'s "[[Winter in Hell]]," "[[Nine Point Oh]]," and "[[When the Torrent of That Time Comes Pouring Back]]." In recent episodes of [[Legion of Lawndale Heroes]], events seem to indicate that Sandi is taking a similar turn for the better.
  
 
===Troubled Home Life Sandi===
 
===Troubled Home Life Sandi===
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Many fics depict Sandi's personality flaws as the result of a troubled home life.  Generally, such fics show Sandi's mother Linda as a hard-driving women with a take-no-prisoners attitude who expects her daughter to live up to her example and Sandi's father as a henpecked nobody who bows to his wife's will in everything, including raising the children (though "[[Winter in Hell]]" had him not care about Sandi at all).  In many cases, the Griffins are depicted as on the edge of divorce if not actually already divorced.  Troubled Home Life Sandi is often portrayed sympathetically and sometimes becomes Redeemed Sandi, with the collapse of her parents' marriage being the experience that molds her.   
 
Many fics depict Sandi's personality flaws as the result of a troubled home life.  Generally, such fics show Sandi's mother Linda as a hard-driving women with a take-no-prisoners attitude who expects her daughter to live up to her example and Sandi's father as a henpecked nobody who bows to his wife's will in everything, including raising the children (though "[[Winter in Hell]]" had him not care about Sandi at all).  In many cases, the Griffins are depicted as on the edge of divorce if not actually already divorced.  Troubled Home Life Sandi is often portrayed sympathetically and sometimes becomes Redeemed Sandi, with the collapse of her parents' marriage being the experience that molds her.   
  
Examples of Troubled Home Life Sandi that do not cross over into Redeemed Sandi include [[GTS]], especially GTS #4: [[Closets Are for Hang-ups]], [[Heartbeat in Iambic]] by [[Dennis]], and both [[It's Like the Beginning of an Era]] and [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30430 Moving the Goalposts] by [[Kristen Bealer]].
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Examples of Troubled Home Life Sandi that do not cross over into Redeemed Sandi include [[GTS]], especially GTS #4: [[Closets Are for Hang-ups]], [[Heartbeat in Iambic]] by [[Dennis]], and [http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30430 Moving the Goalposts] by [[Kristen Bealer]].
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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* Janie Mertz also provided the talent for characters [[Brittany Taylor]], and Sandi's mother, [[Linda Griffin|Linda]].  Sandi speaks in a low, sonorous voice, while Brittany's speech is high pitched and squeaky.  Both characters' voices have a similar amount of stress and intonation in their speech patterns.
 
* Janie Mertz also provided the talent for characters [[Brittany Taylor]], and Sandi's mother, [[Linda Griffin|Linda]].  Sandi speaks in a low, sonorous voice, while Brittany's speech is high pitched and squeaky.  Both characters' voices have a similar amount of stress and intonation in their speech patterns.
 
* "The Daria Database" mentions Sandi is 16 at the time of S2, making her older than most of her classmates
 
  
 
* In her second appearance, Sandi is talking to [[The Popular Girl]]; MTV's "Oh the Obscurity!" feature implied (tongue-in-cheek) that Sandi knocked Popular Girl aside and took her social position.  
 
* In her second appearance, Sandi is talking to [[The Popular Girl]]; MTV's "Oh the Obscurity!" feature implied (tongue-in-cheek) that Sandi knocked Popular Girl aside and took her social position.  
 
* You can see her in "The Invitation" dancing up a storm on her own, as if nobody's watching - a rare time you'd see her free of caring what others thought.
 
  
 
* Takes part in "power yoga" ("[[Monster]]").
 
* Takes part in "power yoga" ("[[Monster]]").
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* The show never mentions whether Sandi is her full name or a nickname. Alexandra, rather than Sandra, is used in some fanfics as Sandi's full first name (a [[fanon]] addition). "[[Everything's Cool and Froody]]" by [[Jill Palmer]] shows an alternate Alexandra Griffin who goes by Alex instead of Sandi. In "[[Heartbeat in Iambic]]" by [[Dennis]], Sandi's full name is Alexandra Joy Griffin.
 
* The show never mentions whether Sandi is her full name or a nickname. Alexandra, rather than Sandra, is used in some fanfics as Sandi's full first name (a [[fanon]] addition). "[[Everything's Cool and Froody]]" by [[Jill Palmer]] shows an alternate Alexandra Griffin who goes by Alex instead of Sandi. In "[[Heartbeat in Iambic]]" by [[Dennis]], Sandi's full name is Alexandra Joy Griffin.
 
==Misc. Trivia==
 
 
* In the Latin American dubbing, she was voiced by Dulce Guerrero.
 
 
  
 
[[Category:Canon Characters|Griffin, Sandi]]
 
[[Category:Canon Characters|Griffin, Sandi]]

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